Xochitl Guerreo is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 17 years of experience in social work. She completed her BA/Criminal Justice (1995) at UIC and her MSW (2003) at UIC Jane Addams College of Social Work. During her MSW program, Xochitl worked as an intern at the UIC Institute for Juvenile Research, where she provided services to children participating in the Pediatric Mood Disorders Clinic. Most recently, Xochitl worked as a clinical social worker with the Cook County Department of Corrections. Xochitl is a proud first generation college graduate and mother of five. She intends to focus her research efforts on the impact of parental incarceration on children. Her favorite animal is the alpaca and she hopes to own several one day.